IF you at the end of a 3 year restraining order what would it take for the court to reissue it as a permanent restraining order
Criminal Defense Attorney
You can go in before the restraining order expires to renew it.
If there is still a legal basis to keep the restraining order in place, you can have it renewed for either 5 years or permanently. Look on your DV-130 form and make sure you file your request for the renewal 3 months before the expiration of the current restraining order. You will have to go to court, so you may want to hire a family law attorney to assist you.
At the hearing, you do not need to show any "abuse" since the original restraining order was issued, but you do need to show a reasonable fear of abuse in the future to warrant the renewal. It does not cost anything to do this, but you need to file form DV-700 (Request to Renew Restraining Order) as well as some other documents. The court will set a hearing date, and you need to remember to make sure that either the Sheriff's Department or someone over the age of 18 (other than you) serves the restrained person with a copy of the documents.
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You can ask the court to renew it if you can show with admissible evidence that it should be renewed. You should contact a local lawyer who has handled restraining order applications before.